Dr. Joseph Podhorzer, MD

Dr. Joseph Podhorzer, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(5)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Joseph Podhorzer, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Brooklyn, NY. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.

103 Quentin Rd # G1-1

Brooklyn, NY 11223

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 9 More

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Top Care Areas

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Retinal Dystrophy
very high
more than 90% of peers
Macular Hole
high
more than 87% of peers
Macular Edema
high
more than 87% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Podhorzer "I treat my patients with respect and professionalism at all times. There is never a limit on the amount of time spent with the patient. I make sure they have a thorough explanation and understanding of the problem. Treatment options include the latest advances in the field of ophthalmology."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Scarring
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Telangiectasia and Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Degeneration
  • Vitreoretinochoroidopathy Dominant
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Iridotomy
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Brandeis University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Greenwich Yale University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Saint Vincent's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Mt Sinai Mc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Podhorzer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Podhorzer to family and friends
3.4
based on 5 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Podhorzer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in New York, NY |
VERY UNPROFESSIONAL!!!! I made an appointment for both my parents for this doctor (i should've known from the start on the way they handled the call) my parents arrived 15 minutes late and when they arrived my parents were yelled at by the DOCTOR AND STAFF! They were extremely rude, I called and asked not see them because the doctor was upset for their 15 MINUTES TARDINESS and due to their attitude and OLGA just kept saying BYE BYE...VERY RUDE!! NEVER AGAIN!!
in New York, NY |
VERY UNPROFESSIONAL!!!! I made an appointment for both my parents for this doctor (i should've known from the start on the way they handled the call) my parents arrived 15 minutes late and when they arrived my parents were yelled at by the DOCTOR AND STAFF! They were extremely rude, I called and asked not see them because the doctor was upset for their 15 MINUTES TARDINESS and due to their attitude and OLGA just kept saying BYE BYE...VERY RUDE!! NEVER AGAIN!!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Podhorzer accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
  • EmblemHealth
    GHI PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • HealthFirst
    ABCD HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Podhorzer has admitting privileges

Mount Sinai Hospital
1 Gustave L Levy Pl
New York, NY 10029
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New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn
2525 Kings Hwy
Brooklyn, NY 11229
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